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Why Democrats Love Ted Cruz (Whom They Despise)

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 11:  Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) (C) talks with reporters following a meeting at the White House between Re
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 11: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) (C) talks with reporters following a meeting at the White House between Republican members of the U.S. Senate with U.S. President Barack Obama on settling the debt limit and government funding issues October 11, 2013 in Washington, DC. The U.S. government shutdown is entering its eleventh day as the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives remain gridlocked on funding the federal government. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Sen. Ted Cruz excites the passions of both his admirers and his detractors. The latter greatly outnumber the former for the moment and probably indefinitely, and they don’t merely dislike Cruz. They despise him.

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